I hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well. As you know, we have received no official return to school date so until then we will be continuing our remote learning. There is hope that schools will reopen on a phased basis from mid February, starting with children with additional needs followed by primary schools and exam years. There is light ahead and Spring is just around the corner.
For the coming weeks, Mrs.Kelly will continue doing her fantastic work with the Junior Room and I know that pupils and parents alike are greatly benefiting from the check-ins. I have enjoyed reading all the Junior Room projects that are emailed in, the boys and girls continue to amaze me. The details for the zoom check-ins Mrs.Kelly will be doing are below this message. Keep up the excellent work!
The pupils in the senior room will continue their lessons on zoom and on google classroom. The timetable will be updated weekly here. The boys and girls deserve tremendous praise for the effort they are putting in and for their commitment in attendance every day and working hard. We will be extending the lessons now going forward in February. Our learning support staff will be teaching maths groups daily, Mrs.Lacey will continue to help out with art and in supporting our teaching and Ms.Frayne and I will continue to do the work we have been doing.
Mrs.Kelly and I will continue to be available via our email firstname.lastname@example.org and please know that we will contact you if we have any concerns. We are mindful that every family's situation is different and if you need any extra support be sure to let us know.
Finally, a huge thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support and for all the work you are doing at home to support your child's learning. Ní neart go cur le chéile.
Junior Room February Project
With a Little Love in my Heart
sending out a message of kindness
Due February 26th
One of the feelings millions of us are experiencing during the current coronavirus pandemic is loneliness. In our combined efforts to stay safe and save lives, our usual ways of seeing family, friends or just familiar faces have been put on hold. It is hard for us all, but we know that this will all be over soon, and in the meantime we keep in touch using technology – we are phoning, zooming, whatsapping, facetiming, vibering, facebooking, instagramming… you name it, we’re doing it.
Now, for this project I want you to put down the technology and get out the paper, the paints, the glue and the glitter and design a set of 6 Valentine’s Day cards (more if you wish and of course they don’t have to be Valentine cards). A set of 6? I hear you ask. Yes, a set of 6 and I want you to send them, as in actually post them, to 6 special people to whom you would like to say thanks or I miss you or I love you or I appreciate you or How are you? or You are not alone – a friend, a family member, a nurse, a doctor, a dentist, a binman, a carer, a postman, an elderly neighbour or someone you know who is alone or lonely – simple. Can you imagine what a difference this small gesture of kindness could make to that person?
You can send them out for Valentine’s Day or whenever you like, but or me, just photograph them and email me the picture before month’s end.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
Mrs Kelly's class - Zoom Meeting link for Junior Infants - 2nd class
Meeting ID: 758 5635 0380